ARK: Survival Evolved is a game that has good graphics quality and interesting gameplay full of challenges. The player is sent to an island prohibited by dinosaurs and other creatures (as well as hostile humans). In order to survive, you have to build a base, create weapons, and you have to hunt animals for food.
Visually, the game looks stunning, especially on Epic quality, but in this scenario, the title isn’t light at all. For 60 FPS on this quality level, you’re going to need a fast and expensive GPU in order to reach this kind of performance. For this article, we’re going to compare the GeForce RTX 3080 (130W) and RTX 3060 (130W).
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GeForce RTX 3080 and RTX 3060 variants
|GeForce RTX 3080 [130W]||GeForce RTX 3060 [130W]|
|Shader units||6144 (+60%)||3840|
|Base Clock (MHz)||up to 1185||1387 (+17%)|
|Boost clock (MHz)||up to 1605||1702 (+6%)|
|Memory clock (MHz)||1750||1750|
|Memory size (MB)||8192 (+33%)||6144|
|Memory bus width (bit)||256 (+33%)||192|
|TGP (Total Graphics Power)||130W||130W|
Results are from the 3DMark: Fire Strike (Graphics) benchmark (higher the score, the better)
Results are from the Unigine Heaven 3.0 benchmark (higher the score, the better)
Results are from the Unigine Heaven 4.0 benchmark (higher the score, the better)
Gaming tests and gameplay videos (ext. monitor)
|ARK: Survival Evolved||Full HD, Low (Check settings)||Full HD, Medium (Check settings)||Full HD, High (Check settings)||Full HD, Epic (Check settings)|
|GeForce RTX 3080 [130W]||182 fps (+3%)||150 fps (+36%)||118 fps (+33%)||80 fps (+45%)|
|GeForce RTX 3060 [130W]||177 fps||110 fps||89 fps||55 fps|
On average, the GeForce RTX 3080 (130W) is 29% faster compared to the RTX 3060 (130W), and that sounds normal given the fact of how powerful the bigger GPU is. If your wallet is wide enough, the GeForce RTX 3080 (130W) can give you much more FPS than the smaller GPU. On the other hand, the GeForce RTX 3060 (130W) is a price / performance champion – it costs less and its performance is good for a mid-range product.
All laptops equipped with the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 [130W]
All laptops equipped with the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 [130W]